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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Giuliana Rancic

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Bangers & Lace takes the cauliflower trend to the next level with this scrumptious starter. Rancic prove that RPM Italian's success was no fluke with this see-and-be-seen sister restaurant, the rare Chicago steakhouse where stilettos are as common as suits and the meat-heavy menu offers tempting gluten-free and vegetarian options aplenty. 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284- 4990; SIENA TAVERN The flagship restaurant from the DineAmic Group, this River North hot spot showcases comforting, creative Italian fare from Top Chef fave Fabio Viviani, from crudo and grilled octopus to house-made pastas and truffle-topped pizzas. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322; N E W SPILT MILK Logan Square's latest must-try for cocktails, a classy throwback establishment with a gorgeous mahogany bar and a compelling drink list featuring Concord grape juleps and Madras margaritas, plus pineapple soft serve topped with the cocktail du jour. 2758 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-413- 8440; N E W WON FUN CHINESE Sichuan-style dining and drinking hits Restaurant Row with the arrival of this double destination, featuring a 60-seat ground floor family-style restaurant serving classics like Beijing-style duck and Ma Po tofu (Won Fun) and a second-floor craft cocktail and karaoke lounge and dim sum hangout (2Fun). 905 W. Randolph St., 312-877-5967; OUT & ABOUT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Considered one of the world's finest museums, this prized institution houses more than 300,000 works of art—including such treasures as Grant Wood's American Gothic and Georges Seurat's La Grande Jatte—and welcomes 1.5 million visitors each year. On March 4–May 12, the museum welcomes the return of the iconic Whistler's Mother to Chicago for the first time in more than 60 years. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600; CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM On display at this must-visit cultural institution April 8-November 26 is Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, which explores nine major events in US history when the nation was threatened within its own borders. 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600; CHICAGO'S FIRST LADY From private yachts for two to weddings for 250 to the wildly popular Chicago River architecture tour, this local institution is one of the top names in Chicago cruising. INSIDER TIP: As the only company that partners with the Chicago Architecture Foundation on its river tour, CFL's docents are hands down the best in town. 112 E. Wacker Dr., 847-358-1330; DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Explore the culture of America's black community, including exhibits like Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality and A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story; as well as works by notables like Henry Ossawa Tanner and Archibald Motley Jr. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600; NEW ESCAPEHOUSE CHICAGO The escape room craze hits River North with this high-tech two-room attraction, where teams of participants role play as spies or secret service agents as they strategize, solve puzzles, and work together under pressure to emerge victorious in under 60 minutes. 54 E. Ontario St., 312-981-6633; FIELD MUSEUM This natural history hub is beloved for its world-famous resident T. rex fossil SUE as well as dynamic changing exhibitions and the interactive new Grainger Science Hub. Opening March 10 is Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, an examination of the importance of some of the museum's more than 30 million specimens. 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410; VEGGIE HEAVEN We can't get enough of the killer cauliflower and egg dish at Bangers & Lace. Sure, it sounds healthy: cauliflower with Brussels sprouts, squash, quinoa, and egg. But something about those ingredients brought together by a sticky bright yellow yolk mingles the flavors into something that seems decadent—and makes for a veggie dish that even die-hard carnivores will crave. 1851 W. Addison St., 773-697-8667; bangersandlace The Art Institute welcomes the return of James Abbot McNeill Whistler's iconic Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1, or The Artist's Mother, 1871. The SOURCE: SCENE 118 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC KLEINBERG (DISH); MUSÉE D'ORSAY, PARIS, RF699 © RMN-GRAND PALAIS/ART RESOURCE, NY (ARRANGEMENT IN GRAY AND BLACK NO. 1, OR THE ARTIST'S MOTHER)

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